In his thought-provoking and entertaining book, David Michie explains the nuts and bolts of meditation. As a busy professional, as well as long-term meditator, he also gives a first-hand account of how to integrate this transformational practice into everyday life. Combining leading edge science with timeless wisdom, Hurry Up and Meditate provides all the motivation and tools you need to achieve greater balance, better health and a more panoramic perspective on life.
Meditation offers deep and lasting benefits for mental functioning and emotional health, as well as for physical health and well-being. These 24 detailed lectures teach you the principles and techniques of sitting meditation, the related practice of walking meditation, and the highly beneficial use of meditative awareness in many important activities, including eating and driving. You will also learn how to use the skills of meditation in working with thoughts and emotional states.
"Very good lectures on mindfulness!"
With over a quarter of a million copies sold, Mindfulness in Plain English is one of the most influential books in the burgeoning field of mindfulness and a timeless classic introduction to meditation. This is a book that people listen to, love, and share - a book that people talk about, write about, reflect on, and return to over and over again.
Reduce stress and anxiety, increase your productivity, detox your body, balance your health, and find the path to greater mindfulness with this collection of signature breathing techniques by the world's leading breathmaster, Dan Brulé.
Motivational Hypnotherapy's Joel Thielke is a world-renowned hypnotherapist and author who has helped millions of people worldwide. This powerful hypnosis program is designed specifically to remove negative energy, self-doubt, and limiting beliefs and guide you through spiritual cleansing. It's a safe, gentle way to get rid of negative energy and revitalize your body and soul. You'll feel incredible and fueled with positive, healing energy.
"A good short read and meditation"
Find out all about mysterious Buddhism, its origins, its secrets, and its answers to the challenges of modern life. This book contains a basic overview of Buddhism, including the life of Buddha and the various kinds of Buddhism that have developed. It takes a look at all the key concepts and most important teachings, methods, and insights in a way that is easy to understand. Filled with a wealth of common sense and other worldly wisdom, the path to enlightenment is considered.
"In Case You Ever Wondered . . ."
Contemporary science confirms what generations of healers have observed through centuries of practice: Breath awareness can turn on the body's natural abilities to prevent and cure illness. The mental and physical stresses of modern life, such as anxiety, frustration, sexual dysfunction, insomnia, high blood pressure, digestive woes, and immune dysfunction can all be addressed through conscious control of your breath.
Have you ever found yourself thinking your way into a tangle of fret, frustration, or gloom? And then something small - a few kind words, the sun glancing through the clouds, a warm cup of tea - gave you a welcome pause from all your inner chatter? With Making Friends with Your Mind, that's what Pema Chödrön helps us to do, not by chance but with our full intention: to stop fighting with our thoughts and reopen ourselves to wonder as naturally as we breathe.
"I alway enjoy Pema Chodron"
Could you help your body to get healthy and heal acute or chronic diseases? Could your body return to its ideal shape on its own? Imagine your life inside a healthy body. No doctor's appointments. No health limitations. Imagine your body to return into shape that is healthiest for it. Otakara Klettke shares in her book Hear Your Body Whisper, How to Unlock Your Self-Healing Mechanism how she has learned to communicate with her body.
"I nearly passed on buying this book because..."
Motivational Hypnotherapy's Joel Thielke is a world-renowned hypnotherapist and author who has helped millions of people worldwide. This powerful hypnosis program is designed specifically to remove bad habits, old cravings, and ways of living that don't serve you anymore. Today is the day you break the cycle and create ways to naturally lose weight faster than ever.
"Better Than Expected"
Naturally lose weight fast and get the body you've been wanting. Stop old habits in their tracks, shed pounds now, and feel amazing. Rapid weight loss is yours today with this powerful guided meditation program from the Sleep Learning System and world-renowned hypnotherapist Joel Thielke.
"Puts me to sleep"
>Marianne Williamson is one of millions of people whose lives have been transformed by A Course in Miracles, a self-study program of spiritual psychotherapy. For over 30 years, she has given regular talks and seminars based on course principles. Her first book, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles, has introduced millions of people to its concepts. Now, in this special program, Inspiring Teachings on A Course in Miracles, you'll hear six of her finest live lectures on the course.
On this longer 56-minute disc, Dr. Joe walks you through Meditation 1: Changing Two Beliefs and Perceptions. After introducing the open-focus technique, he then moves you into the practice of finding the present moment. When you discover the sweet spot of the present moment and you forget about yourself as the personality you have always been, you have access to other possibilities that already exist in the quantum field.
"So many of us hold a deep belief that we were born unworthy," reflects Adyashanti, "inadequate, unlovable, and alone." But what if, in truth, we weren't put here to pay penance, change our karma, or "fix" ourselves? What if we chose to be here because we so loved the world that we poured ourselves into it - to make it whole again, to restore "the hidden divinity amid the disaster"? With Healing the Core Wound of Unworthiness, we're invited to entertain that possibility.
"Loved it! Topic not often dealt with directly."
In Eastern Body, Western Mind, chakra authority Anodea Judith has brought a fresh approach to the yoga-based Eastern chakra system, adapting it to the Western framework of Jungian psychology, somatic therapy, childhood developmental theory, and metaphysics. Illuminated with personal anecdotes and case studies, Eastern Body, Western Mind seamlessly merges the East and West, science and philosophy, and psychology and spirituality into a compelling interpretation of the chakra system and its relevance for Westerners today.
"Amazingly, insightful. One of those books that can be read over and over"
Dhammapada means "the path of dharma", the path of harmony and righteousness that anyone can follow to reach the highest good. This classic Buddhist scripture is a collection of vivid, practical verses gathered from direct disciples who wanted to preserve what they had heard from the Buddha himself. Easwaran's translation of this classic Buddhist text is the best-selling translation in the US.
"beautiful translation and narration"
Everyday life is so frantic and full of troubles that we have largely forgotten how to live a joyful existence. We try so hard to be happy that we often end up missing the most important parts of our lives. In Mindfulness, Oxford professor Mark Williams and award-winning journalist Danny Penman reveal the secrets to living a happier and less anxious, stressful, and exhausting life.
"Missing a written outline for the 8 week program"
Let’s be real for a sec. Most of us don’t have time for an hour of yoga or 30 minutes of meditation every day. We’re overwhelmed as it is. Our spiritual practice shouldn’t add to that. That’s why I’ve handpicked 108 simple techniques to combat our most common problems - stress, burnout, frustration, jealousy, resentment. The stuff we have to deal with on a daily basis. This audiobook is designed so that you can achieve peace and experience miracles now. Inspired by some of the greatest spiritual teachings, Miracles Now uses practical, moment-to-moment tools to help you eliminate blocks and live with more ease.
"I thought it seemed forced"
Thousands of years prove it, and Western science backs it: Meditation sharpens focus. Meditation lowers blood pressure, relieves chronic pain, reduces stress. Meditation helps us experience greater calm. Meditation connects us to our inner-most feelings and challenges our habits of self-judgment. Meditation helps protect the brain against aging and improves our capacity for learning new things. Meditation opens the door to real and accessible happiness. There is no better person to show a beginner how to harness the power of meditation than Sharon Salzberg....
"Beautifully written and read by the author."
Wheels of Life takes you on a powerful journey through progressively transcendent levels of consciousness. View this ancient metaphysical system through the light of new metaphors, ranging from quantum physics to child development. Learn how to explore and balance your own chakras using poetic meditations and simple yoga movements - along with gaining spiritual wisdom, you'll experience better health, more energy, enhanced creativity, and the ability to manifest your dreams.
"spirituality and psychology ✌❤😊"
Mindful breathing is direct, natural and easy to learn; it is simply using your breath as a focus or a tool for mindfulness. If you can breathe, you can be mindful, and once you master this you can access it at any point, wherever you are, day or night. Following on from the hugely successful I Met a Monk, Rose Elliot, renowned vegetarian chef and proponent of mindfulness, gently leads the listener on a journey that starts with the teachings of the Buddha on a moonlit evening.
Guided Meditations and mind/body awareness practices for acceptance. Learn how to be in the present moment with an attitude of acceptance to help you manage stress and anxiety better. Includes short mindfulness exercises to incorporate into your day-to-day. Three guided meditations teaching powerful life tools for dealing with life's challenges. Combines breath awareness with mindfulness, self-compassion and positive thinking. Accepting what is in the present moment helps us to manage things more effectively than if we resist it.
This "super self-discipline" sleep learning program was designed to assist the listener in enhancing self-thoughts related to mental clarity, focus, self-discipline, an empowered attitude, willpower, and follow-through. Sleep learning can benefit a listener in powerful ways. The mind stays active even while we are sleeping. Why not use this time to realize your potential? In addition to therapeutic hypnotic techniques and meditative affirmations, this program is further enhanced by the use of brainwave entrainment such as solfeggio tones.
In Difficult Times is part of the 10 Minute Faith Builders Bible Verse Meditations series and can be purchased in a set. There is no shame in difficult times. We have all experienced them and trouble does not discriminate. We have the hope in Christ Jesus that whatever hard times we face can be overcome, because Christ Jesus has already overcome the world. Meditating on the word of God is the foundation for living by faith. When we meditate in the word and walk it out by faith, we achieve success and prosperity.
Eric Harrison first translated the Satipatthana Sutta in 1975 and made it the basis of his decades-long teaching career. Now, with a new translation and commentary informed by a lifelong consideration of the Buddha's original teachings, Harrison makes mindfulness more accessible than ever - to psychologists, teachers, and everyone with a serious interest in the practice looking for deeply informed, sparklingly clear insights and guidance.
Elena Brower is a renowned yoga teacher and author, but she's also a mother, a partner in a lifelong relationship, and a working professional. How does she stay grounded, energized, and present amid the challenges of modern life? With this guided audio course, listeners learn the practices that have helped Elena and her students the most. She engages us with meditations, gentle movement, and many other tools to cultivate the foundations of our inner "dwelling place of the spirit".
With Grounded and Free, you will learn how to use receptivity and tenderness to nurture roots of stability and centeredness that will serve you through your most challenging trials and storms. What we are most afraid of is the gateway to our freedom. Here, you are invited to enter that realm with courage and kindness - to evolve and embrace the full wonder of your life.
Change your perception of meditation! This breezy guide introduces the concept of active meditation - moving meditations in which mind, body, and spirit become totally immersed in a single activity. Author and martial artist Chris Berlow takes listeners through the many possible ways to meditate throughout even the busiest day, whether it's during a session of high-powered exercise or while performing simple tasks like cooking and cleaning.
Happiness is already here in this moment, just waiting to be discovered! Mindfulness expert Tzivia Gover offers an inspiring treasury of small, creative ways to shift your perspective and uncover surprising bits of joy over the course of your day. Whether you're making dinner, commuting, exercising, working at the computer, or brushing your teeth, every moment of your life offers an opportunity to uncover happiness. Short essays are accompanied by practical exercises to try.
Losing belly fat can be a challenge for many, and can even discourage you from trying to lose weight in the first place. However, it is possible to boost your motivation for toning your mid-section and losing weight in a natural and effective way. It is possible to love the process of getting healthier and working out regularly. These affirmations are designed to help you not only reach your weight loss goals, but also get the flat stomach you desire.
Everyone wants to meditate - but no one actually does it. The 7 Day Meditation Challenge is the easiest and simplest way to meditate. It's literally easier than getting out of bed in the morning. The 7 Day Meditation Challenge leverages something you're already doing every single morning (hint: it has to do with the snooze button). So there's no extra effort on your part to start meditating!
Are you feeling overwhelmed by stress, worrying, and anxiety in your everyday life? If you are, you are not alone. Almost everyone in this world has experienced the overwhelming negative emotions and mind clutter your thoughts can bring upon you. It is stressful...your mind is everywhere, not being able to focus on one thing. Nothing gets done. The constant negative thoughts brings you down even more and you go into an infinite downward spiral.
When you're dealing with anxiety, life can be tough. If you're going through a difficult time, you may suddenly find yourself dealing with attacks of anxiety and depression. One way of coping with anxiety is to begin a ritual of meditating on scripture.
Create an attitude of gratitude! These affirmations are highly effective and a wonderful way to help you create a positive, grateful attitude. Relish all that you have in life and feel happier, more fulfilled, and more positive. Soothing nature sounds help your body and mind deeply relax, so that you can the most out of your affirmations.
A Buddhist life is lived with peace, joy and contentment: each day can be a step along the path to true enlightenment. To live by these values every day takes patience, skill and knowledge, but it is hugely rewarding. This book can show you how to begin to do so in just one hour. 60 Minutes to Master Buddhism covers the history of the Buddha and the core ideas behind his teachings, from the importance of meditation to the value of life, to allow you to live through the teachings every day.
Stress can take its toll on your mental, physical and spiritual well-being if left unchecked. Meditation is an effective way to quiet the mind without much effort. These meditations are designed to keep your stress levels low while increasing your inner peace.
If you want to feel better and enjoy every experience and relationship you have, it's important to be mindful. With mindfulness practice, you'll focus on what's important in your life and in your pursuit of happiness, and stop feeding the negativity and distractions that get in your way.
Losing weight is as much about your mindset as it is about repeated action. Do you really think you can lose the weight? If you are doubting your ability, or having a hard time staying motivated, these affirmations can make sure you stay on track to losing weight faster and more effectively.
Losing belly fat can be a struggle for many, and can even discourage you from trying to lose weight in the first place. However, it is possible to boost your motivation for toning your abs and losing weight in a natural and effective way. It is possible to love the process of getting healthier and working out regularly. These affirmations are designed to help you not only reach your weight loss goals, but also get the flat stomach you desire.
Losing weight is as much about your mindset as it is about repeated action. Do you really think you can lose the weight? If you are doubting your ability, or having a hard time staying motivated, these affirmations can make sure you stay on track.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama provides intimate details on an advanced meditation practice called Dzogchen using a visionary poem by the 19th-century saint Patrul Rinpoche, author of the Buddhist classic Words of My Perfect Teacher. The Dalai Lama deftly connects how training the mind in compassion for other beings is directly related to - and in fact a prerequisite for - the very pinnacle of Buddhist meditation.
"Too complex to be useful"
The Art of Vinyasa takes a unique look at Ashtanga yoga as meditation in motion that produces profound inner change. Two of the most well-respected teachers of the Ashtanga style of yoga, Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor, explore this rigorous practice not as a gymnastic feat but as a meditative form.
This classic teaching by a Tibetan master continues to inspire both beginners and long-time practitioners of Buddhist meditation. Chgyam Trungpa Rinpoche shows that meditation extends beyond the formal practice of sitting to build the foundation for compassion, awareness, and creativity in all aspects of life. He explores the six activities associated with meditation in action - generosity, discipline, patience, energy, clarity, and wisdom - revealing that through simple, direct experience, one can attain real wisdom.
"Learn what to do with your life's manure"
In Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond, self-described meditation junkie Ajahn Brahm shares his knowledge and experience of the jhanas - a core part of the Buddha's original meditation teaching. Never before has this material been approached in such an empowering way, by a teacher of such authority and popularity. Full of surprises, delightfully goofy humor, and entertaining stories that inspire, instruct, and illuminate, Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond will encourage those new to meditation, and give a shot in the arm to more experienced practitioners as well.
"one in a thousand"
In this lucid classic, beloved teacher Ayya Khema introduces the listener to the essence of the Buddhist path. She addresses the how and why of meditation, providing a clear framework for understanding the nature of karma and rebirth and the entirety of the eightfold path. With specific, practical advice, Ayya Khema illuminates the practices of compassion and sympathetic joy, and offers forthright guidance in working with the hindrances that we all encounter in meditation.
"The only book you will ever need."
Countless people worldwide have made Mindfulness in Plain English a beloved and best-selling classic in almost a dozen languages. Now, after nearly two decades, Bhante helps meditators of every stripe take their mindfulness practice to the next level - helping them go, in a word, beyond mindfulness. In the same warm, clear, and friendly style, Bhante introduces the listener to what have been known for centuries as the jhanas - deeply calm, joyous, and powerful states of meditation.
In simple and straightforward language, Bhante Gunaratana shares the Buddha's teachings on mindfulness and how we can use these principles to improve our daily lives, deepen our mindfulness, and move closer to our spiritual goals. Based on the classic Satipatthana Sutta, one of the most succinct yet rich explanations of meditation, Bhante's presentation is nonetheless thoroughly modern.
If you thought leading a team or organization meant simply creating and implementing a financial plan, delegating responsibility, and watching the bottom line, well, you're only partly right. True leadership comes from within, a place of deep calm and focus, that allows you to respond to any situation as it arises. In Mindful Leadership, you'll learn how to draw on those inner reserves through Mindfulness Meditation, a tool you can use to achieve focus and clarity, reduce stress, and develop the presence of mind to meet any number of challenges.
With practical teachings and detailed instructions, Ken Wilber introduces Integral Mindfulness, a new way of practicing the widely popular meditation. Integral Mindfulness applies many of the leading-edge insights of Ken Wilber's Integral Theory - the first system to combine Eastern teachings on the five stages of awakening with the eight major Western models of human development, thus portraying the complete path of human evolution.
"Filled a gap"
Have you ever driven several miles without noticing anything on the road or read a page in a book without registering any of it? Do the day's worries and disappointments crowd your mind as you're trying to fall asleep at night? Do you feel stressed much of the time and aren't sure how to find peace? In this book Amit Sood, MD, MSc, a Mayo Clinic specialist in stress and resiliency, reveals how the mind's instinctive restlessness and shortsightedness generate stress and anxiety and presents strategies for living a more peaceful life.
"In a word..."INSPIRING""
In the late 1990s, shortly after arriving in the United States, it became clear to Dza Kilung Rinpoche that his Western students were unable to progress in meditation, as well as his students had back in Asia - and he realized that was because the pace of Western life made it difficult for them to relax. The Relaxed Mind contains instructions for the seven-phase meditation practice Dza Kilung Rinpoche developed for Westerners. It's very traditional but adapted to help those of us who live in a culture of distraction.
"Simply the best meditation manual I've ever read"
Believe what you've heard about meditation: it'll focus your mind, open your heart, and sometimes surprise you with insight. And it's not complicated to learn. In fact, everything you need to get started is contained in this audiobook. Lodro Rinzler begins by challenging you to ask yourself why you want to meditate in the first place. (Good news: there's no wrong answer!)
"Light and inspiring"
We already know from scientific research that mindfulness practices enhance mental health and improve clarity and focus. Finding the Space to Lead shows how this training has specific value for leaders. This is not a new leadership system to add to the burden of already overworked people. It brings the concepts of mindfulness into the everyday life of anyone in a leadership role, through specific exercises that address practical issues.
"Meant for those wanting to be "good" leaders"
A concise, jargon-free guide to learning what Buddhist meditation is - and isn't - with advice on how to start a meditation practice. If you want to meditate but have no idea where to begin, this book by best-selling author and Buddhist teacher Susan Piver will help you: It contains everything you need to know to start a meditation practice and, even more important, to continue one.
A new, four-stage approach to the popular Buddhist practice known as loving-kindness meditation, with the aim of finding unconditional love in our own hearts, in our relationships, and in our perception of the world around us. The unconditional love that we all long for - in our own lives and in the world around us - can be awakened effectively with this unique approach to the Tibetan Buddhist practice of loving-kindness meditation.
This wide-ranging anthology brings together pioneering Tibetan Buddhist teachers, scientific researchers, and health professionals to offer fascinating perspectives on the mind and emotions, new studies, and firsthand accounts of how meditation is being applied to great effect in health and social care today. Sogyal Rinpoche and Jetsn Khandro Rinpoche on how meditation unlocks the mind’s healing power. Jon Kabat-Zinn on the benefits of mindfulness in mainstream health care.
Best-selling author Kathleen Dowling Singh (The Grace in Dying) presents an opportunity to view and reflect upon our lives in a new way - as an already unfolding awakening. Kathleen Dowling Singh invites us to enter into an awakened relationship with our lives by exploring our own spiritual biography. Her thoughtful reflections and exercises guide us through the process, step-by-step, of recognizing the ever-presence of grace in our lives and learning to trust it and live from it.
What is meditation? Why practice it? Which techniques are best? How do I do it? The answers to these often-asked questions are contained in this down-to-earth book, making it of enormous value for anyone who wishes to begin and maintain a meditation practice. Written by a Western Buddhist nun with solid experience in both the practice and teaching of meditation, How to Meditate contains a wealth of practical advice on a variety of authentic techniques.
This book is an invitation to awaken the healing power of mind through inspiring images and sounds, mindful movements, positive perceptions, soothing feelings, trusting confidence, and the realization of openness. The healing principle on which these exercises are based is the universal nature and omnipresent power envisioned in Mahayana Buddhism. Yet for healing, we don't have to be believers in any particular faith.